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My first overclock ive never done it before. i want to learn. help?!?!

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November 6, 2010 9:52:14 PM

Operating System
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
CPU
AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 50 °C
Agena 65nm Technology
RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A32-MVP DELUXE (CPU 1)
Graphics
DELL S2309W @ 1920x1080
(Unknown)
Hard Drives
488GB Seagate ST3500620AS ATA Device (Unknown Interface) 28 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

^^thats what my computers running at right now before any overclocking work has been done, what do you think is safe and stable, im prety sure its at 2.7Ghz right now from the factory its an alienware aurora.

any help and tips would be great :)  and if someone can walk me through it that would be even better!!

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November 6, 2010 10:49:35 PM

Yea i was gunna say to overclock any black edition CPU all you have to do is pump the multiplier just refer to jimmyzline's link for a guide but if you get any serious issues you don't understand jsut ask here
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November 6, 2010 11:43:34 PM

Im using AMD overdrive its a program i was told about in another forum. is that good? and is there any way for me to take a picture of the screen and post it here so you guys can see what im dealing with?
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November 7, 2010 12:00:52 AM

System Information
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Time of this report: 8/21/2010, 10:21:34
Machine name: ALIENWARE
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: alienware
System Model: Aurora R5
BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/24/09 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9950 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 3368MB used, 3492MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 260
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E2&SUBSYS_058510DE&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2287 MB
Dedicated Memory: 879 MB
Shared Memory: 1407 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver Version: 8.16.0011.9107 (English)
DDI Version: 10
BGRA Supported: Yes
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 9/28/2009 00:12:22, 7614056 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes

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November 7, 2010 12:35:23 AM

In AMD Overdrive, just start by pumping up the multiplier like cinnaman said and you will see the cpu clock increase. Thats the magic of the Black Edition cpu.

Go to preferences, change to advanced mode. Go to Performance Control and start increasing your core multipliers. I prefer to do it through the bios but Overdrive is good for the first time.
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November 7, 2010 2:30:10 AM

Don't expect a dramatic overclock from the 9950 though. Max stable overclock with those chips on air/water tends to be between 3.0-3.3GHz.

They ain't no 965 that's for certain.
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November 8, 2010 6:33:42 PM

ok so WTF.. so i went to the BIOS and figured stuff out and i changed my multiplier from 13 to 13.5 and saved and exited the BIOS and my screen went black and i havent been able to do anything for 30 min... what happened?!
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November 10, 2010 4:27:10 AM

your PC almost Dead, Take off power from PSU, clears CMOS
safe default .. & OC again
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November 10, 2010 1:10:49 PM

Either use overdrive or just don't bother, you don't know what you're doing and are going to break something.
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